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Uranium mining would ruin Finland’s tourism reputation

a few years of mining operations are not worth ruining the reputations of Kainuu and Lapland as travel destinations.

Greens Want Uranium Mining Ban Uutiset | yle.fi, 31 Oct 10, The Green League’s party council is calling for a ban on uranium mining in Finland. According to the Greens, uranium mining operations have got into the country “through the back door” and they are ruining the country’s reputation as a travel destination, especially in the north.

“Bad decisions on nuclear power plants are now getting a follow-up with uranium mines. This madness simple has to be brought to an end,” says Green MP Erkki Pulliainen.

Pulliainen added the view that a few years of mining operations are not worth ruining the reputations of Kainuu and Lapland as travel destinations.

Uranium mining for power plant use in Finland requires cabinet approval. According to Green sources, a new law under preparation could give local government a veto over mining operations in their jurisdictions. The Greens intended to oppose uranium mining on both the local and national level.

Greens Want Uranium Mining Ban | News | YLE Uutiset | yle.fi

October 31, 2010 - Posted by | uranium | , , , ,

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